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Edinburgh to Swansea by train

The journey from Edinburgh to Swansea by train is 484.64 km and takes 7 hrs 59 mins. There are 15 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:52 and the last at 17:07. It is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Swansea by train for as little as €269.50 or as much as €289.78. The best price for this journey is €269.50.

Lowest Price€269.50
Journey Duration7 hrs 59 mins
Connection per Day15
Lowest Price€269.50
Highest Price€289.78
First Departure06:52
Last Departure17:07
Distance484.64 km
DepartureEdinburgh
ArrivalSwansea
CarriersAvanti West Coast, Great Western RailwayMore

Edinburgh to Swansea Train Times

Departure date
Monday 24 Jun 2024

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Swansea
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Swansea.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Edinburgh to Swansea, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Edinburgh to Swansea.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book Edinburgh to Swansea travel

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Swansea

The cheapest Edinburgh - Swansea train tickets can be found for as low as €34.49 if you’re lucky, or €37.23 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €41.64.

Find the best day to travel to Swansea by train

When travelling to Swansea by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

The Welsh Government owns the non-profit organization Transport for Wales. It is responsible for the procurement and management of passenger rail services in Wales, as well as the development of the Welsh rail network. The company was established in 2018, taking over from Arriva Trains Wales, and operates services across Wales and the Borders. Transport for Wales is a great choice for your journeys within Wales, such as Cardiff to Aberdare or Newport to Swansea, or for your trips in England, like Manchester to Chester or Birmingham to Shrewsbury, and even for your travel between England and Wales.

Services on board Avanti West Coast, Great Western Railway and Transport for Wales from Edinburgh to Swansea
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Edinburgh to Swansea CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
33.92kg
Bus
36.35kg
Flight
96.93kg
Car
77.54kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Edinburgh to Swansea by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Edinburgh and Swansea are 33.92kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Edinburgh and Swansea? By taking the train between Edinburgh and Swansea you will save 63.01kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.43kg compared to a bus and 43.62kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Edinburgh to Swansea?
A train ticket from Edinburgh to Swansea is €274.91. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as €269.50.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Edinburgh to Swansea?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Edinburgh to Swansea is €269.50. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Edinburgh and Swansea by train?
Edinburgh to Swansea is 484.64 km.
How long does the train between Edinburgh and Swansea take?
Edinburgh to Swansea is on average 7 hrs 59 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hrs 47 mins.
Which companies operate from Edinburgh to Swansea?
The train journey from Edinburgh to Swansea is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Avanti West Coast, Great Western Railway, CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and London North Eastern Railway.
How many train connections per day go from Edinburgh to Swansea?
Edinburgh to Swansea has 15 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Edinburgh to Swansea leave?
The earliest train from Edinburgh to Swansea departs at 06:52. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Edinburgh to Swansea depart?
The latest train from Edinburgh to Swansea departs at 17:07. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Edinburgh to Swansea in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is €269.50 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Edinburgh to Swansea by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Edinburgh and Swansea is 6 hrs 47 mins.
Is there a direct train from Edinburgh to Swansea?
Yes, there is a direct train between Edinburgh and Swansea.
What are the CO2 emissions for Edinburgh to Swansea by train?
The train journey from Edinburgh to Swansea creates 33.92kg of CO2 emissions.

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